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Department of Otolaryngology

Department of Otolaryngology

Peter Belafsky, M.D., Ph.D., Professor


Peter Belafsky, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Director of Voice and Swallowing 

UC Davis Health System
Department of Otolaryngology
2521 Stockton Blvd, Suite 7200
Sacramento, CA 95817

Contact:
Phone: (916) 734-1858

Clinical Focus

Dr. Belafsky's primary clinical interests are the comprehensive diagnosis and management of voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. As Medical Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center at UC Davis, Dr. Belafsky treats a wide array of laryngeal and esophageal disorders. These disorders include but are not limited to vocal fold paralysis and paresis, vocal fold dysfunction (VCD), laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), chronic cough, and dysphagia caused by stroke, ALS, Zenker's diverticulum, esophageal motility disorders, Parkinson's disease, and swallowing problems suffered as a consequence of the treatment of head and neck cancer. Dr. Belafsky has pioneered minimally invasive treatments of voice and swallowing disorders. Minimally invasive in-office procedures performed by Dr. Belafsky at the Center include unsedated treatment of laryngeal polyps, leukoplakia, and papillomas, subglottic, tracheal, and esophageal strictures, and office-based vocal fold medialization. Dr. Belafsky's primary research focus is the development of an artificial swallowing mechanism. He has created a medical device that can manually control the upper esophageal sphincter and is working on a comprehensive swallow propulsion system. He is also pursuing his interest in bloodless surgery through the use of radiofrequency probes and non-contact lasers. It is his ultimate goal to establish a bloodless surgery center.

Research Focus

Novel and minimally invasive treatments for swallowing disorders, transcutaneous electrical stimulation for dysphagia therapy, esophageal and extraesophageal reflux disease, esophageal cancer.

Education

  •  Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, B.A. (Cum Laude)

Graduate Education

Board Certification

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery
  • Sacramento Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • San Diego Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Publications

  1. Belafsky P, Kuhn M. Office Airway Surgery. Otolaryngol Clin N Am - (2012).
  2. Belafsky Peter, Cates D. Transnasal Esophagoscopy. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Volume 23, Issue 2, June 2012, Pages 86-91.
  3. Plowman EK, Mehdizadeh O, Leder SB, Martino R, Belafsky PC. A Bibliometric Review of Published Abstracts Presented at the Dysphagia Research Society: 2001-2011. Dysphagia. 2012 Aug 15.
  4. Ledgerwood LG, Belafsky PC. Chronic non-granulomatous supraglottitis: a rare and difficult disease. J Laryngol Otol. 2012 May 29:1-4.
  5. Belafsky PC, Plowman EK, Mehdizadeh O, et al. 2012. The Upper Esophageal Sphincter (UES) is Not Round: A Pilot Study Evaluating a More Physiologic Approach to UES Dilation [abstract]. Presented at The Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, April 18-22, San Diego.
  6. Zacuto AC, Marks SL, Osborn J, Douthitt KL, Hollingshead KL, Hayashi K, Kapatkin AS, Pypendop BH, Belafsky PC. The Influence of Esomeprazole and Cisapride on Gastroesophageal Reflux During Anesthesia in Dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2012 Apr 10. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2012.00929.x.
  7. Halum SL, Ting JY, Plowman EK, Belafsky PC, Harbarger CF, Postma GN, Pitman MJ, LaMonica D, Moscatello A, Khosla S, Cauley CE, Maronian NC, Melki S, Wick C, Sinacori JT, White Z, Younes A, Ekbom DC, Sardesai MG, Merati AL. A multi-institutional analysis of tracheotomy complications. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jan;122(1):38-45. doi: 10.1002/lary.22364.
  8. Belafsky PC. Bilateral vocal fold immobility. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Oct 7.
  9. Allen JE, Belafsky PC. Laryngeal coccidioidomycosis with vocal fold paralysis. Ear Nose Throat J. 2011 May;90(5):E1-5.
  10. Aminpour S, Leonard R, Fuller SC, Belafsky PC. Pharyngeal wall differences between normal younger and older adults. Ear Nose Throat J. 2011 Apr;90(4):E1-5.
  11. Allen JE, White C, Leonard R, Belafsky PC. Comparison of esophageal screen findings on videofluoroscopy with full esophagram results.Head Neck. 2011 Apr 5.
  12. Pearson JP, Parikh S, Orlando RC, Johnston N, Allen J, Tinling SP, Johnston N, Belafsky P, Arevalo LF, Sharma N, Castell DO, Fox M, Harding SM, Morice AH, Watson MG, Shields MD, Bateman N, McCallion WA, van Wijk MP, Wenzl TG, Karkos PD, Belafsky PC. Review article: reflux and its consequences--the laryngeal, pulmonary and oesophageal manifestations. Conference held in conjunction with the 9th International Symposium on Human Pepsin (ISHP) Kingston-upon-Hull, UK, 21-23 April 2010. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Apr;33 Suppl 1:1-71.
  13. Leonard R, Belafsky P. Dysphagia Following C-Spine Surgery With Anterior Instrumentation: Evidence From Fluoroscopic Swallow Studies. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Feb 15.
  14. Hahn Y, Isaacs R, Belafsky PC. Laryngeal paraganglioma. Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 Oct;89(10):482-3.
  15. Allen JE, White CJ, Leonard RJ, Belafsky PC. Posterior Cricoid Region Fluoroscopic Findings: The Posterior Cricoid Plication. Dysphagia. 2010 Sep 5.
  16. Allen J, Belafsky PC. Seldinger technique for in-office tracheoesophageal puncture.  Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 Aug;89(8):355-6.
  17. Farwell DG, Rees CJ, Mouadeb DA, Allen J, Chen AM, Enepekides DJ, Belafsky PC. Esophageal pathology in patients after treatment for head and neck cancer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Sep;143(3):375-8.
  18. Allen J, White CJ, Leonard R, Belafsky PC. Effect of cricopharyngeus muscle surgery on the pharynx. Laryngoscope. 2010 Aug;120(8):1498-503.
  19. Tate JR, Belafsky PC. Laryngeal melanosis. Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 Jun;89(6):254.
  20. Belafsky PC. Manual control of the upper esophageal sphincter. Laryngoscope. 2010 Apr;120 Suppl 1:S1-S16.
  21. Allen J, Belafsky PC. Endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy for Zenker diverticulum using the harmonic scalpel. Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 May;89(5):216-8.
  22. Belafsky PC, Rees CJ, Allen J, Leonard RJ. Pharyngeal dilation in cricopharyngeus muscle dysfunction and Zenker diverticulum. Laryngoscope. 2010 May;120(5):889-94.
  23. Rees CJ, Allen J, Postma GN, Belafsky PC. Effects of Gold laser on the avian chorioallantoic membrane. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2010 Jan;119(1):50-3.
  24. Allen JE, White CJ, Leonard RJ, Belafsky PC. Prevalence of penetration and aspiration on videofluoroscopy in normal individuals without dysphagia. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Feb;142(2):208-13.
  25. Black H, Yoneda K, Millar J, Allen J, Belafsky P. Endoscopic Placement of a Novel Feeding Tube. Chest. 2009 Dec 28.
  26. Belafsky PC. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery. Editorial comment. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Dec;17(6):419.
  27. Allen JE, Belafsky PC. Botulinum toxin in the treatment of vocal fold nodules. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Dec;17(6):427-30.
  28. Leonard R, Rees CJ, Belafsky P, Allen J. Fluoroscopic Surrogate for Pharyngeal Strength: The Pharyngeal Constriction Ratio (PCR). Dysphagia. 2009 Oct 24.
  29. Belafsky PC. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux: The ENT Perspective. Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2009 Jul;7(5):485-6, 506.
  30. Rees CJ, Fordham T, Belafsky PC. Transnasal balloon dilation of the esophagus. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Aug;135(8):781-3.
  31. Rees CJ, Henderson AH, Belafsky PC. Postviral vagal neuropathy. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2009 Apr;118(4):247-52.
  32. Mouadeb DA, Belafsky PC, Birchall M, Hood C, Konia T, Pinkerton KE. The effects of allergens and tobacco smoke on the laryngeal mucosa of guinea pigs. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Apr;140(4):493-7.
  33. Rees CJ, Allen J, Belafsky PC. Effects of Gold Laser in the Avian Chorioallantoic Membrane [abstract]. Presented at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, Phoenix, May 28-31, 2009.
  34. Fuller SC, Leonard R, Aminpour S, Belafsky PC. Validation of the pharyngeal squeeze maneuver. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Mar;140(3):391-4.
  35. Belafsky PC, Rees CJ. Functional esophagoscopy: endoscopic evaluation of the oesophageal phase of deglutition. J Laryngol Otol. 2009 Jan 20:1-4.
  36. Belafsky PC, Mouadeb DA, Rees CJ, Pryor JC, Postma GN, Allen J, Leonard RJ. Validity and reliability of the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10). Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2008 Dec;117(12):919-24.
  37. Chheda NN, Rosen CA, Belafsky PC, Simpson CB, Postma GN. Revision laryngeal surgery for the suboptimal injection of calcium hydroxylapatite. Laryngoscope. 2008 Dec;118(12):2260-3.
  38. Belafsky PC. Globus. Editorial comment. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Dec;16(6):497.
  39. Pham AM, Rees CJ, Belafsky PC. Endoscopic removal of a giant fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2008 Aug;117(8):587-90.
  40. Leonard R, Belafsky P, McKenzie S. Pharyngeal adaptation in Zenker's diverticulum: the "faux pharyngoesophageal segment". Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Sep;139(3):424-8.
  41. Rees CJ, Belafsky PC. Laryngopharyngeal reflux: Current concepts in pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2008; 10(4):245-253.
  42. Belafsky PC, Rees CJ. Laryngopharyngeal reflux: the value of otolaryngology examination. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2008 Jun;10(3):278-82.
  43. Rees CJ, Mouadeb DA, Belafsky PC. Thyrohyoid vocal fold augmentation with calcium hydroxyapatite. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Jun;138(6):743-6.
  44. Coffman HM, Rees CJ, Sievers AE, Belafsky PC. Proximal suction tracheotomy tube reduces aspiration volume. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Apr;138(4):441-5.
  45. Belafsky PC, Rees CJ, Mouadeb DA, Birchall M. Exposure to environmental house dust mite antigen and ozone increases eosinophillic major basic protein in the esophageal lamina propria of juvenile macaques [abstract]. Presented at the 9th World Congress of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus, Monte Carlo, Monaco, April 6-9, 2008.
  46. Belafsky PC. Guided observation of swallowing in the esophagus (GOOSE) [abstract]. Presented at the 9th World Congress of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus, Monte Carlo, Monaco, April 6-9, 2008.
  47. Belafsky PC, Rees CJ, Leonard R. Hypopharyngeal adaptation in Zenker’s Diverticulum – the Faux-PES [abstract]. Presented at the 9th World Congress of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus, Monte Carlo, Monaco, April 6-9, 2008.
  48. Belafsky PC. Endoscopic removal of a giant fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus [abstract]. Presented at the 9th World Congress of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus, Monte Carlo, Monaco, April 6-9, 2008.
  49. Farwell DG, Belafsky PC, Rees CJ. An endoscopic grading system for vocal process granuloma. J Laryngol Otol. 2008 Mar 3;:1-4.
  50. Mouadeb DA, Rees CJ, Belafsky PC. Utilization of the LifeStat emergency airway device. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2008 Jan;117(1):1-4.
  51. Rees CJ, Belafsky PC. Upper esophageal web. Ear Nose Throat J. 2007 Dec;86(12):732.
  52. Belafsky PC, Rees CJ, Rodriguez K, Pryor JS, Katz PO. Esophagopharyngeal reflux. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Jan;138(1):57-61.
  53. Belafsky PC. A biased LPR meta-analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Dec;137(6):984; author reply 984-5.
  54. Rees CJ, Belafsky PC. Giant fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus. Ear Nose Throat J. 2007 Oct;86(10):606.
  55. Belafsky PC. It's time to wake up and smell the lidocaine. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Dec;15(6):381-2.
  56. Rees CJ, Belafsky PC. Patulous lower esophageal sphincter. Ear Nose Throat J. 2007 Aug;86(8):460.
  57. Kim KK, Zhao L, Belafsky P, Patel PK, Strong EB. "Look-ahead" navigation method for K-wire fixation in rhinoplasty. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2007 Sep 25.
  58. Worley NK, Abdalkhani A, Hagmann MA, Belafsky PC, Amedee RG. Gold Laser Versus Curettage Adenoidectomy: Incidence of Complications and Otorrhea After Concurrent Pressure-Equalization Tube Placement. Laryngoscope. 2007 Sep 1.
  59. Mouadeb DA, Belafsky PC. In-office laryngeal surgery with the 585nm pulsed dye laser (PDL). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Sep;137(3):477-81.
  60. Rees CJ, Belafsky PC. Distal esophageal spasm. Ear Nose Throat J. 2007 Jun;86(6):336.
  61. Proximal Suction Tracheotomy Tube Reduces Aspiration Volume [abstract]. The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, September 16-19, 2007.
  62. Vocal Fold Augmentation with the Tyhrohyoid Approach [abstract]. The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, September 16-19, 2007.
  63. Doctor VS, Enepekides DJ, Farwell DG, Belafsky PC. Transnasal oesophagoscopy-guided in-office secondary tracheoesophageal puncture. J Laryngol Otol. 2007 Jul 26;:1-4.
  64. Rodriguez KH, Roth CR, Rees CJ, Belafsky PC. Reliability of the pharyngeal squeeze maneuver. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2007 Jun;116(6):399-401.
  65. Pollard RE, Marks SL, Leonard R, Belafsky PC. Preliminary evaluation of the pharyngeal constriction ratio (PCR) for fluoroscopic determination of pharyngeal constriction in dysphagic dogs. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2007 May-Jun;48(3):221- 6.
  66. Rees CJ. Belafsky PC. Gastric carcinoma. Ear Nose Throat J. 2007 Apr;86(4):210.
  67. Tate JR, Belafsky PC, Vanderwalker K. Teflon Granuloma. Ear Nose Throat J. 2007 Mar;86(3):134, 136.
  68. Rees CJ, Belafsky PC. Chronic esophageal stricture with Barrett's esophagus. Ear Nose Throat J. 2007 Feb;86(2):88.
  69.  Leonard R, Belafsky PC, Rees CJ. Relationship between fluoroscopic and manometric measures of pharyngeal constriction: the pharyngeal constriction ratio. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2006 Dec;115(12):897-901.
  70.  Belafsky P. The golden age of Laryngology. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Dec;14(6):423-4.
  71.  Blumenfeld L, Hahn Y, Lepage A, Leonard R, Belafsky PC. Transcutaneous electrical stimulation versus traditional dysphagia therapy: A nonconcurrent cohort study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Nov;135(5):754-7.
  72. Agrawal Y, Godin D, Belafsky PC. Cytotoxic Agents in the Treatment of Laryngeal Sarcoidosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Voice. 2006 Feb 11.
  73. Belafsky PC. PRO: Empiric Treatment with PPIs Is Not Appropriate Without Testing. Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jan;101(1):6-8.
  74.  Belafsky PC. A french-fried foreign body. Ear Nose Throat J. 2006 Jun;85(6):370.
  75. Worley NK, Hagmann MA, Belafsky PC. Post-tonsillectomy hydrocodone use: coblation versus laser [abstract]. The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto, Canada, September 16-20, 2006.
  76. Mouadeb DA, Belafsky PC. Office surgery with the pulsed dye laser: The UCD experience [abstract]. The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto, Canada, September 16-20, 2006.
  77. Farwell DG, Belafsky PC. A new grading system for vocal process granuloma [abstract]. The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto, Canada, September 16-20, 2006.
  78. Doctor VS, Enepekidas DJ, Farwell DG, Belafsky PC. Transnasal esophagoscopy-guided in-office secondary TEP [abstract]. The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto, Canada, September 16-20, 2006.
  79. Yip H, Leonard R, Belafsky PC. Can a fluoroscopic estimation of pharyngeal constriction predict aspiration? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Aug;135(2):215-7.
  80. Johnston N, Dettmar PW, Lively MO, Postma GN, Belafsky PC, Birchall M, and Koufman J. Effect of pepsin on laryngeal stress protein (Sep70, Sep53, and Hsp70) response: role in laryngopharyngeal reflux disease. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2006; 115(1):47-58.
  81.  Gupta SP, Kirse DJ, Postma GN, Belafsky PC. Eosinophilic esophagitis. Ear Nose Throat J. 2005 Oct;84(10):632-3.
  82. Bach KK, Belafsky PC, Wasylik K, Postma GN, Koufman JA. Validity and reliability of the glottal function index. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2005;131:961-964.
  83. Yip H, Leonard RL, Belafsky PC. Can a fluoroscopic estimation of pharyngeal constriction predict aspiration [abstract]? The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Los Angeles, California, September 24-28, 2005.
  84. Blumenfeld L, Hahn Y, LePage A, Belafsky PC. Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation Versus Traditional Dysphagia Therapy: A Case-Control Study [abstract]. The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Los Angeles, California, September 24-28, 2005.
  85. Belafsky PC, Godin DA, Garcia JC, Rahim N. Comparison Of Data Obtained from Sedated versus Unsedated Wireless Telemetry Capsule Placement: Does Sedation Affect the Results of Ambulatory 48-Hour pH Testing? Laryngoscope. 2005 Jun;115(6):1109-1113.
  86. Halum SL, Postma GN, Johnston C, Belafsky PC, Koufman JA. Patients with Isolated Laryngopharyngeal Reflux are not Obese. Laryngoscope. 2005 Jun;115(6):1042-5.
  87. Postma GN, Butler SG, Belafsky PC, Halum SL. Normal pharyngeal and upper esophageal sphincter manometry. Ear Nose Throat J. 2004 Dec;83(12):809.
  88. Postma GN, Cohen JT, Belafsky PC, Halum SL, Gupta SK, Bach KK, Koufman JA. Transnasal esophagoscopy: revisited (over 700 consecutive cases). Laryngoscope. 2005 Feb;115(2):321-3.
  89. Belafsky PC, Godin GA, Garcia JC, Rahim N. A Comparison Of Data Obtained From Sedated Versus Unsedated Wireless Telemetry Capsule Placement: Does sedation affect the results of ambulatory 48-hour pH testing [abstract]? The Western Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. February 4-6, 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  90. McGuigan JE, Belafsky PC, Fromer L, McCarthy D, Nostrant T, Postma GN, Welage LS, Wolfe MM. Review article: diagnosis and management of night-time reflux. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2004 Dec;20 Suppl 9:57-72.
  91. Belafsky PC, Postma GN. Vocal fold augmentation with calcium hydroxylapatite. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Oct;131(4):351-4.
  92. Belafsky PC, Rodriguez K. Esophagopharyngeal reflux [abstract]. the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, New York, New York, September 19-21, 2004.
  93. Belafsky PC, Postma GN. Hypopharyngeal schwannoma. Ear Nose Throat J. 2004 Jul;83(7):453.
  94. Postma GN, Amin MR, Simpson CB, Belafsky PC. Office procedures for the esophagus. Ear Nose Throat J. 2004 Jul;83(7 Suppl 2):17-21.
  95. Belafsky PC, Allen K, Castro-Del Rosario L, Roseman D. Wireless pH testing as an adjunct to unsedated transnasal esophagoscopy: the safety and efficacy of transnasal telemetry capsule placement. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Jul;131(1):26-8.
  96. Westcott CJ, Hopkins MB, Bach K, Postma GN, Belafsky PC, Koufman JA. Fundoplication for laryngopharyngeal reflux disease. J Am Coll Surg. 2004 Jul;199(1):23-30.
  97. Belafsky PC. Incompetent lower esophageal sphincter. Ear Nose Throat J. 2004 May;83(5):318.
  98. Belafsky PC. Glycogenic Acanthosis. Ear Nose Throat J. 2004 Apr;83(4):229.
  99. Perlman PW, Cohen MA, Setzen M, Belafsky PC, Guss J, Mattucci KF, Ditkoff M. The risk of aspiration of pureed food as determined by flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with sensory testing. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Jan; 130(1): 80-3.
  100. Belafsky PC, Castro-Del Rosario L. Removal of a long esophageal foreign body. Ear Nose Throat J. 2004 Jun;83(6):388.
  101. Belafsky PC, Speirs J, Hiss SG, Postma GN. The Safety And Efficacy Of Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation In Treating Dysphagia: Preliminary Experience [abstract]. The Southern Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. January 8-11, 2004. Marco Island, Florida.
  102. Belafsky PC, Blumenfeld L, LePage A, Nahrstedt K. The accuracy of the modified Evan's blue dye test in predicting aspiration. Laryngoscope. 2003 Nov;113(11):1969-72.
  103. Wahl K, Belafsky PC. Esophageal foreign body. Ear Nose Throat J. 2003 Sep;82(9):681.
  104. Belafsky PC, Postma GN. The Laryngeal and Esophageal Manifestations of Sjogren’s Syndrome. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2003 Aug;5(4):297-303.
  105. Belafsky PC, Speirs J. Endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy. Ear Nose Throat J 2003 Oct;82(10):755.
  106. Belafsky PC. Abnormal endoscopic pharyngeal and laryngeal findings attributable to reflux. Am J Med. 2003 Aug 18;115(3 Suppl):90-6.
  107. Belafsky PC, Speirs J. Postswallow aspiration secondary to stenosis of the upper esophageal sphincter. Ear Nose Throat J. 2003 Nov;82(11):838-9.
  108. Johnson PE, Belafsky PC, Postma GN. Topical nasal anesthesia for transnasal fiberoptic laryngoscopy: A prospective, double-blind, cross-over study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Apr;128(4):452-4.
  109. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Koufman JA. A retroflexed view of a hiatal hernia. Ear Nose Throat J 2003 Mar;82(3):176.
  110. Belafsky PC, Halsey W. An endoscopic view of a wireless pH-monitoring capsule. Ear Nose Throat J 2003 Apr;82(4):254.
  111. Koufman JA, Belafsky PC. Infectious and inflammatory disorders of the larynx. In: Snow JB, Ballenger JJ, editors. Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. New York: BC Decker Inc, 2003. p. 1185-1217.
  112. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Koufman JA. 'Steakhouse syndrome' in a man with a lower esophageal ring and a hiatal hernia. Ear Nose Throat J 2003 Feb;82(2):102.
  113. Belafsky PC, Halsey WS, Postma GN, Koufman JA. Cervical esophageal foreign body. Ear Nose Throat J 2003 Jan;82(1):24.
  114. Setzen M, Cohen MA, Perlman PW, Belafsky PC, Guss J, Mattucci KF, Ditkoff M. The association between laryngopharyngeal sensory deficits, pharyngeal motor function, and the prevalence of aspiration with thin liquids. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003 Jan;128(1):99-102.
  115. Johnson PE, Belafsky PC, Postma GN. Topical nasal anesthesia and laryngopharyngeal sensory testing: a prospective, double-blind crossover study. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2003 Jan;112(1):14-6.
  116. Postma GN, Bach KK, Belafsky PC, Koufman JA. The role of transnasal esophagoscopy in head and neck oncology. Laryngoscope 2002 Dec;112(12):2242-3.
  117. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Reulbach TR, Holland BW, Koufman JA. Muscle tension dysphonia as a sign of underlying glottal insufficiency. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2002 Nov;127(5):448-51.
  118. Belafsky PC, Halsey WS, Postma GN, Koufman JA. Distal esophageal meat impaction. Ear Nose Throat J 2002 Oct;81(10):702.
  119. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Amin MR, Koufman JA. Symptoms and findings of laryngopharyngeal reflux. Ear Nose Throat J 2002 Sep;81(9 Suppl 2):10-3.
  120. Postma GN, Belafsky PC, Aviv JE, Koufman JA. Laryngopharyngeal reflux testing. Ear Nose Throat J 2002 Sep;81(9 Suppl 2):14-8.
  121. Koufman JA, Belafsky PC, Bach KK, Daniel E, Postma GN. Prevalence of Esophagitis in Patients With pH-Documented Laryngopharyngeal Reflux. Laryngoscope 2002 Sep;112(9):1606-9.
  122. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Koufman JA. Hiatal hernia. Ear Nose Throat J 2002 Aug;81(8):502.
  123. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Koufman JA. Validity and reliability of the reflux symptom index (RSI). J Voice 2002 Jun;16(2):274-7.
  124. Postma G, Belafsky P, Koufman J. Endoscopic Zenker’s Diverticulotomy. Ear Nose Throat J 2002 Jun;81(6):380.
  125. Belafsky P, Postma G, Koufman J. The association between laryngeal pseudosulcus and laryngopharyngeal reflux. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Jun;126(6):649-52.
  126. Belafsky P, Mims JW, Postma G, Koufman J. Dysphagia and aspiration secondary to polymyositis. Ear Nose Throat J. 2002 May;81(5):316.
  127. Belafsky P, Postma G, Koufman J, Bach K. Stevens-Johnson syndrome with diffuse esophageal involvement. Ear Nose Throat J. 2002 Apr;81(4):220.
  128. Belafsky P, Postma G, Koufman J, Bach K. Candida esophagitis. Ear Nose Throat J. 2002 Mar;81(3):144.
  129. Belafsky P, Postma G, Koufman J. Dilation of an esophageal stricture caused by epidermolysis bullosa. Ear Nose Throat J. 2002 Feb;81(2):86.
  130. Aviv JE, Spitzer J, Cohen M, Ma G, Belafsky P, Close LG. Laryngeal adductor reflex and pharyngeal squeeze as predictors of laryngeal penetration and aspiration. Laryngoscope. 2002 Feb;112(2):338-41.
  131. Belafsky P, Postma G, Koufman J. Laryngeal carcinoma and a lower esophageal web. Ear Nose Throat J. 2001 Nov;80(11):788.
  132. Belafsky P, Postma G, Koufman J. Esophageal inlet patch. Ear Nose Throat J. 2002 Jan;81(1):18.
  133. Johnson PE, Koufman JA, Nowak LJ, Belafsky PC, Postma GN. Ambulatory 24-Hour Double-Probe pH Monitoring: The Importance of Manometry. Laryngoscope. 2001 Nov;111(11 Pt 1):1970-5.
  134. Belafsky P, Postma G, Koufman J. Replacement of a failed tracheoesophageal puncture prosthesis under direct vision. Ear Nose Throat J. 2001 Dec;80(12):862.
  135. Postma GN, Tomek MS, Belafsky PC, Koufman JA. Esophageal motor function in laryngopharyngeal reflux is superior to that in classic gastroesophageal reflux disease. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2001 Dec;110(12):1114-6.
  136. Postma GN, Belafsky PC, Koufman JA. Laryngeal and esophageal histoplasmosis. Ear Nose Throat J. 2001 Oct;80(10):702.
  137. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Daniel E, Koufman JA. Transnasal esophagoscopy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Dec;125(6):588-9.
  138. Belafsky PC, Amedee R, Moore B, Kissinger PJ. The association between sinusitis and survival among individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Am J Rhinol. 2001 Sep-Oct;15(5):343-5.
  139. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Koufman JA. Normal transnasal esophagoscopy. Ear Nose Throat J. 2001 Jul;80(7):438.
  140. Belafsky P, Postma G, Koufman J. Laryngopharyngeal reflux symptoms improve before changes in physical findings. Laryngoscope 2001;11:979-981.
  141. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Reulbach TR, Holland BW, Koufman JA. Muscle Tension Dysphonia as a Sign of Underlying Glottal Insufficiency [abstract]. Annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Denver, CO, 2001.
  142. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Koufman JA. Subglottic Edema (Pseudosulcus) as a Manifestation of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux [abstract]. Annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Denver, CO, 2001.
  143. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Koufman JA. The validity and reliability of the reflux finding score (RFS). Laryngoscope. 2001 Aug;111(8):1313-7.
  144. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Daniel E, Koufman JA. Transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) [abstract]. Annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Denver, CO, 2001.
  145. Koufman JA, Postma GN, Whang CS, Rees CJ, Amin MR, Belafsky PC, Johnson PE, Connolly KM, Walker FO. Diagnostic laryngeal electromyography: The Wake Forest experience 1995-1999. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Jun;124(6):603-6.
  146. Postma GN, Belafsky PC, Koufman JA. Distal esophageal diverticulum secondary to a reflux-induced stricture. Ear Nose Throat J. 2001 Aug;80(8):500.
  147. Bellows CF, Belafsky P, Fortgang IS, Beech DJ. Melanoma in African-Americans: trends in biological behavior and clinical characteristics over two decades. J Surg Oncol. 2001 Sep;78(1):10-6.
  148. Blalock DP, Kemp ES, Belafsky PC, Clyne S, Postma GN, Koufman JA. Utility of electroglottography (EGG) with unloading in the diagnosis of vocal fold paresis [abstract]. Annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Denver, CO, 2001.
  149. Postma G, Tomek M, Belafsky P, Koufman J. Esophageal acid clearance in otolaryngology patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux [abstract]. The 103rd Annual Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), April, 2001.
  150. Johnson P, Belafsky P, Koufman J, Postma G. Ambulatory double-probe pH monitoring: The importance of manometry [abstract]. The 103rd Annual Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), April, 2001.
  151. Koufman J, Belafsky P. Unilateral Reinke's edema and localized Reinke's edema (pseudocyst) as a manifestation of vocal fold paresis. Laryngoscope 2001;111:576-580.
  152. Reulbach TR, Belafsky PC, Blalock PD, Koufman JA, Postma GN. Occult laryngeal pathology in a community-based cohort. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2001 Apr;124(4):448-50.
  153. Belafsky P, Postma G, Koufman J. The validity and reliability of the reflux finding score (RFS) [abstract]. The Southern Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. January 12-14, 2001.Marco Island, Florida.
  154. Belafsky P, Postma G, Koufman J. Laryngopharyngeal reflux symptoms improve before changes in physical findings [abstract]. The Southern Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. January 12-14, 2001.Marco Island, Florida.
  155. Koufman J, Belafsky P. Unilateral Reinke's edema and localized Reinke's edema (pseudocyst) as a manifestation of vocal fold paresis [abstract]. The Southern Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. January 12-14, 2001.Marco Island, Florida.
  156. Johnson P, Postma G, Belafsky P, Koufman J. PH monitoring in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux: Why the pharyngeal probe is essential [abstract]. Annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, 2000.
  157. Moshfeghi DM, Moshfeghi AA, Belafsky PC, Kim G, Sheffler M, Fink AJ, Kastl PR. Mardi Gras eye injury survey, 1998-1999. Southern Medical Journal 2000 Nov;93(11):1083-6.
  158. Belafsky P. The Epidemiology of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux [abstract]. The 2nd International Symposium on Human Pepsin, September 29-30, 2000, Dundee, Scotland.
  159. Gosepath J, Belafsky P, Kaldenbach T, Rolfe KW, Mann WJ, Amedee RG. The use of acoustic rhinometry in predicting outcomes after sinonasal surgery. American Journal of Rhinology; 2000 Mar-Apr;14(2):97-100.
  160. Godin DA, Fitzpatrick PC, Scandurro AB, Belafsky PC, Woodworth BA, Amedee RG, Beech DJ, Beckman BS. PH20: a novel tumor marker for laryngeal cancer. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; 2000 Mar;126(3):402-4.
  161. Belafsky P, Gianoli G, Soileaux J, Moore B, Davidowitz S. Vestibular autorotation testing in benign paroxysmal positional; Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; 2000 Feb;122(2):163-7.
  162. Gianoli G, McWilliams S, Soileau J, Belafsky P. Posturographic performance in patients with secondary gain. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; 2000 Jan;122(1):11-8.
  163. Davidowitz S, Belafsky P, Amedee R. Malignant melanoma in Louisiana and beyond. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society; 1999 Oct;151(10):493-9.
  164. Belafsky P, Amedee R, Zimmerman J. Giant fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus; Southern Medical Journal; 1999 Apr;92(4):428-31.
  165. Gosepath J, Belafsky P, Kaldenbach T, Amedee R. The use of acoustic rhinometry in predicting outcomes after sinonasal surgery [abstract]. The 102nd Annual Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), April, 1999.
  166. Fitzpatrick P, Godin D, Belafsky P, Woodworth B, Scandurro A, Amedee R, Beech D, Beckman B. PH20: a novel tumor marker for laryngeal cancer [abstract]. The 102nd Annual Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), April, 1999.
  167. Belafsky P, Kissinger P, Moore B, Amedee R. HIV Sinusitis: Rationale for a treatment algorithm. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society 1999;151(1):11-18.
  168. Gaboriau H, Belafsky P, Amedee R. Closure of mucosal defects over exposed mandibular plates using fibrin glue. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, July-September, 1999;1(3):191-194.
  169. Belafsky P, Gianoli G, Soileaux J, Moore B, Davidowitz S. Vestibular autorotation testing in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo [abstract]. Annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. San Antonio, TX, 1998.
  170. McWilliams S, Gianoli G, Soileau J, Belafsky P. Posturographic performance in patients with secondary gain [abstract]. Annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, San Antonio, TX, 1998.
  171. Gaboriau H, Belafsky P, Amedee R. Closure of mucosal defects over exposed mandibular plates using fibrin glue [abstract]. 7th International Symposium of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Orlando, FL, 1998.
  172. Belafsky P, Amedee R, Kissinger P. Nicotine addiction and smoking cessation. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society 1997;149:419-424.
  173. Belafsky P, Kissinger P, Clark R, Moore B. The association between sinusitis and survival among individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) [abstract]. Proceedings of the Centennial Cottle International Rhinology Conference. Philadelphia, PA, 1997:73.
  174. Belafsky P, Clark R, Kissinger P, Torres J. Natural history of low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions in women infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. JAIDS 1996;11(5):511-512.
  175. Belafsky P, Clark R, Kissinger P, Torres J. Natural history of squamous intraepithelial lesions in HIV-infected adult and adolescent women [abstract TP-486]. Proceedings of the HIV Infection in Women Conference. Washington, DC, 1995:113.

Books/Book Chapters

  1. Functional Assessment of Swallowing Function. Baileys Head and Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology. Lippincott: Philadelphia, 2011.
  2. The Role of Esophagography in the Evaluation of Reflux Disease. Effects, Diagnosis and Management of Extra-Esophageal Reflux. Ed. Ed. Nikki Johnson and Robert Toohill. Nova Science Publishers: New York, 2010.
  3. Belafsky PC, Coffey M, Costello D, Gilman M, Lewsi-McColloch N, Sumida Y, ed. 3D Anatomy for Speech Language Pathology. London: Primal, 2010.
  4. Postma GN, Belafsky PC, Aviv JE. Atlas of Transnasal Esophagoscopy. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 2007.
  5. Esophageal Phase Dysphagia. Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Planning 2nd Edition: A Team Approach. Ed. Rebecca Leonard and Catherine Kendall. Plural Publishing: San Diego, 2007.
  6. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux. Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Planning 2nd Edition: A Team Approach. Ed. Rebecca Leonard and Catherine Kendall. Plural Publishing: San Diego, 2007.
  7. Emerging Technology in Dysphagia Assessment. Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Planning 2nd Edition: A Team Approach. Ed. Rebecca Leonard and Catherine Kendall. Plural Publishing: San Diego, 2007.
  8. Belafsky PC, Postma GN. “Vocal Fold Augmentation with Calcium Hydroxylapatite.” Vocal Fold Paralysis. Ed. Lucian Sulica and Andrew Blitzer. Springer: New York, 2006. 123-126.
  9. Postma GN, Belafsky PC. “Bilateral Medialization Laryngoplasty.” Vocal Fold Paralysis. Ed. Lucian Sulica and Andrew Blitzer. Springer: New York, 2006. 123- 126.
  10. Koufman JA, Belafsky PC. “Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders of the Larynx.” Ballenger’s Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Ed. JB Snow and JJ Ballenger. BC Decker Inc.: New York, 2003.

Scientific Presentations

  1. Laryngeal Transplant. Laryngology 2012. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1-3 June 2012.
  2. Dysphagia Assessment. Laryngology 2012. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1-3 June 2012.
  3. Innovations in Dysphagia Management. Laryngology 2012. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1-3 June 2012.
  4. The Swallow Expansion Device: From Concept Ideation to Clinical Trial. University of California Technology Transfer Forum. San Francisco, California, April 5, 2012.
  5. One Love, One Heart, One Health. Students for One Health Initiative. The University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis California, May 23, 2011.
  6. Keynote Lecture - New Frontiers in Dysphagia Management. Laryngology 2011, Royal College of Surgeons, London, June 20-22, 2011.
  7. The Otolaryngologist as Swallowologist. Laryngology 2011, Royal College of Surgeons, London, June 20-22, 2011.
  8. Transnasal Esophagoscopy. Laryngology 2011, Royal College of Surgeons, London, June 20-22, 2011.
  9. The Office Dysphagia Consult. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, Chicago, April 27-May 1, 2011.
  10. Transnasal Esophagoscopy. The 12th Asia-Oceania ORL-HNS Congress, Auckland, NZ, 1-4 March, 2011.
  11. Advanced Esophagology. The 12th Asia-Oceania ORL-HNS Congress, Auckland, NZ, 1-4 March, 2011.
  12. Manual Control of the Upper Esophageal Sphincter. Combined Sections Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, January 27-29, 2011.
  13. Bionic Swallowing Mechanisms. The 12th Asia-Oceania ORL-HNS Congress, Auckland, NZ, 1-4 March, 2011.
  14. In-office Laryngeal and Esophageal Surgery. The 12th Asia-Oceania ORL-HNS Congress, Auckland, NZ, 1-4 March, 2011.
  15. Advanced Esophagology. The American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 26-29September , 2010.
  16. The Upper Esophageal Sphincter. The American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 26-29September , 2010.
  17. Intraesophageal Reflux: Incidental Finding or Clinical Entity? Presented at the 17th Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting, New Orleans, March 5-7, 2009.
  18. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux is Under-Recognized. Presented at the 17th Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting, New Orleans, March 5-7, 2009.
  19. The effect of allergens and tobacco smoke on laryngeal mucosa. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chicago, September 21-24, 2008.
  20. Radiation associated dysphagia with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chicago, September 21-24, 2008.
  21. The validity of the pharyngeal squeeze maneuver. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chicago, September 21-24, 2008.
  22. Pharyngeal thickness in young and elderly normal subjects. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chicago, September 21-24, 2008.
  23. The role of fluoroscopy in the diagnosis of esophageal and extra-esophageal reflux disease. Presented at the 8th International Symposium on Human Pepsin, September 18-20, 2008, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  24. Empiric trial of twice-daily PPI for the diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux. Presented at the 8th International Symposium on Human Pepsin, September 18-20, 2008, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  25. Does non-acid reflux cause extraesophageal symptoms? Presented at the 9th World Congress of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus, Monte Carlo, Monaco, April 6-9, 2008.
  26. Unsedated endoscopy: Does sedation affect the results of tubeless pH monitoring? Presented at the 9th World Congress of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus, Monte Carlo, Monaco, April 6-9, 2008.
  27. The esophago-pharyngo-laryngeal protective reflexes. Presented at the 9th World Congress of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus, Monte Carlo, Monaco, April 6-9, 2008.
  28. Are there specific symptoms or physical findings allowing for the diagnosis of reflux to the laryngopharynx? Presented at the 9th World Congress of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus, Monte Carlo, Monaco, April 6-9, 2008.
  29. The Faux PES: A neo-UES seen in Zenker’s Diverticulum. Presented at 3rd Annual Advanced Practices in Voice and Dysphagia, Las Vegas, NV, February 10-12.
  30. Diagnosis of glottal insufficiency. Presented at 3rd Annual Advanced Practices in Voice and Dysphagia, Las Vegas, NV, February 10-12.
  31. In-office laryngeal surgery. Presented at Otolaryngology Updates, Scottsdale, AZ, February 23-26, 2008.
  32. The Otolaryngologist as swallowologist. Presented at Otolaryngology Updates, Scottsdale, AZ, February 23-26, 2008.
  33. Chronic cough. Presented at Otolaryngology Updates, Scottsdale, AZ, February 23-26, 2008.
  34. Laryngopharyngeal reflux. Presented at Otolaryngology Updates, Scottsdale, AZ, February 23-26, 2008.
  35. Proximal Suction Tracheotomy Tube Reduces Aspiration Volume. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, September 16-19, 2007.
  36. Vocal Fold Augmentation with the Tyhrohyoid Approach. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, September 16-19, 2007.
  37. Advanced Esophagology. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, September 16-19, 2007.
  38. Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Treatment. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC, September 16-19, 2007.
  39. Cirugia ambulatorial de laringe e esofago. Congresso Triologico de Otorrinolaringologia. 6 a 9 de junho de 2007. Centro de Convencoes Ulysses Guimaraes. Brasilia, Brazil.
  40. Refluxo faringolaringeo. Congresso Triologico de Otorrinolaringologia. 6 a 9 de junho de 2007. Centro de Convencoes Ulysses Guimaraes. Brasilia, Brazil.
  41. Otorrinolaringologista como especialista em degluticao. Congresso Triologico de Otorrinolaringologia. 6 a 9 de junho de 2007. Centro de Convencoes Ulysses Guimaraes. Brasilia, Brazil.
  42. Outcome Instruments in Reflux and Dysphagia. Contemporary Evaluation and Management of Reflux and Swallowing Disorders, November 4, 2006, New York, New York.
  43. Transnasal Esophagoscopy and In-office Laryngeal Surgery. 6th Congress of the European Laryngological Society, August 21-September 2nd, 2006, Nottingham, UK.
  44. The Office Dysphagia Consult. The 7th International Symposium on Human Pepsin (ISHP), August 30-31, 2006, Nottingham, UK.
  45. In-office Esophageal and Tracheal Dilation. The 7th International Symposium on Human Pepsin (ISHP), August 30-31, 2006, Nottingham, UK.
  46. In-office cricopharyngeal and esophageal Botox Injections. The 7th International Symposium on Human Pepsin (ISHP), August 30-31, 2006, Nottingham, UK.
  47. Post-tonsillectomy hydrocodone use: coblation versus laser. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto, Canada, September 16-20, 2006.
  48. Office surgery with the pulsed dye laser: The UCD experience. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto, Canada, September 16-20, 2006.
  49. A new grading system for vocal process granuloma. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto, Canada, September 16-20, 2006.
  50. Transnasal esophagoscopy-guided in-office secondary TEP. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto, Canada, September 16-20, 2006.
  51. Cricopharyngeal dysfunction: diagnosis and treatment. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto, Canada, September 16-20, 2006.
  52. Advanced esophagology. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto, Canada, September 16-20, 2006.
  53. Practical Management of Upper Esophageal Sphincter Disorders. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto, Canada, September 16-20, 2006.
  54. Contemporary Dysphagia Management. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto, Canada, September 16-20, 2006.
  55. Cirugia laringea con anesthesia local en la consulta. VI Curso Disfagia y Aspiracion, 14-16 de Junio de 2006, Palma de Mallorca, Espana.
  56. Esofagospia Transnasal. VI Curso Disfagia y Aspiracion, 14-16 de Junio de 2006, Palma de Mallorca, Espana.
  57. Manifestaciones esofagicas y extraesofagicas por reflujo. VI Curso Disfagia y Aspiracion, 14-16 de Junio de 2006, Palma de Mallorca, Espana.
  58. Tos cronica. VI Curso Disfagia y Aspiracion, 14-16 de Junio de 2006, Palma de Mallorca, Espana.
  59. Manejo del esfinter esofagico superior. VI Curso Disfagia y Aspiracion, 14-16 de Junio de 2006, Palma de Mallorca, Espana.
  60. Office Evaluation and Management of Dysphagia and Reflux. Annual Clinic Day 2005. The Nassau Surgical Society and Brooklyn and Long Island Chapters of the American College of Surgeons. December 7, 2005, Uniondale, NY.
  61. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and transnasal esophagoscopy. The David DeWeese Lectureship. Fall Combined Meeting. The Oregon Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. November 11, 2005, Portland, Oregon.
  62. Esophageal Etiologies of Dysphagia. Presented at the Contemporary Evaluation and Management of Reflux and Swallowing Disorders, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, November 5, 2005.
  63. Reflux Symptom Index, Reflux Finding Score, and Dysphagia Inventory. Presented at the Contemporary Evaluation and Management of Reflux and Swallowing Disorders, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, November 5, 2005.
  64. Can a fluoroscopic estimation of pharyngeal constriction predict aspiration? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Los Angeles, California, September 28, 2005.
  65. Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation Versus Traditional Dysphagia Therapy: A Case-Control Study. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Los Angeles, California, September 26, 2005.
  66. Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE). Instruction Course at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Los Angeles, California, September 27, 2005.
  67. Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Management. Instruction Course at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Los Angeles, California, September 27, 2004.
  68. Approach to the Patient with Chronic Cough. Presented at Laryngology and Office-Based Surgery: State of the Art and Beyond, May 20-21, 2005, Winston- Salem, NC.
  69. The Laryngeal Manifestations of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux. Presented at Laryngology and Office-Based Surgery: State of the Art and Beyond, May 20-21, 2005, Winston-Salem, NC.
  70. Transnasal Esophagoscopy. Presented at the 6th International Symposium on Human Pepsin (ISHP), April 6-8, 2005, York, UK.
  71. Esophagopharyngeal reflux. Presented at the 6th International Symposium on Human Pepsin (ISHP), April 6-8, 2005, York, UK.
  72. A Comparison Of Data Obtained From Sedated Versus Unsedated Wireless Telemetry Capsule Placement: Does sedation affect the results of ambulatory 48-hour pH testing? Presented at the Western Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. February 4-6, 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  73. Indications for Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE). Presented at the 1st Transnasal Esophagoscopy Hands on Symposium, Medical College of Georgia, March 12, 2005.
  74. Esophageal Etiologies of Dysphagia. Presented at the 3rd Annual Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) and Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE) Course, University of Iowa, December 11, 2004.
  75. Emerging Technology in Transnasal Esophagoscopy. Presented at the 3rd Annual Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) and Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE) Course, University of Iowa, December 11, 2004.
  76. Esophageal Etiologies of Dysphagia. Presented at the Contemporary Evaluation and Management of Reflux and Swallowing Disorders, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, November 6, 2004.
  77. Reflux Symptom Index, Reflux Finding Score, and Dysphagia Inventory. Presented at the Contemporary Evaluation and Management of Reflux and Swallowing Disorders, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, November 6, 2004.
  78. Speech, voice, and swallow disorders committee: Esophageal disease and dysphagia: An update for the otolaryngologist. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, New York, New York, September 19-21, 2004.
  79. Miniseminar: Interaction of reflux and allergy in upper aerodigestive inflammation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, New York, New York, September 19-21, 2004.
  80. Esophagopharyngeal reflux. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, New York, New York, September 19-21, 2004.
  81. Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE). Instruction Course at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, New York, New York, September 19-21, 2004.
  82. Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Management. Instruction Course at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, New York, New York, September 19-21, 2004.
  83. Epidemiology and Trends in LPR and GERD. Presented at the 5th International Symposium on Human Pepsin, May 20-22, 2004, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  84. The Safety And Efficacy Of Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation In Treating Dysphagia: Preliminary Experience. Presented at the Southern Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. January 8-11, 2004, Marco Island, Florida.
  85. The Epidemiology of Reflux and Laryngitis: Criteria for Causation. Presented at the 12th Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting. October 2nd – 4th, 2003, San Francisco, California.
  86. Diagnosis of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux: How Important are Symptoms? Presented at the 12th Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting. October 2nd – 4th, 2003, San Francisco, California.
  87. The Reliability of the Pharyngeal Squeeze Maneuver. Presented at the 12th Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting. October 2nd – 4th, 2003, San Francisco, California.
  88. The Safety and Efficacy of Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation in Treating Dysphagia: Preliminary Experience. Presented at the 12th Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting. October 2nd – 4th, 2003, San Francisco, California.
  89. Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE). Instruction Course at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Orlando, Florida, September, 2003.
  90. Wireless pH Testing as an Adjunct to Unsedated Transnasal Esophagoscopy: The Safety and Efficacy of Transnasal Telemetry Capsule Placement. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Orlando, Florida, September, 2003.
  91. Vocal Fold Augmentation with Calcium Hydroxylapatite. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Orlando, Florida, September, 2003.
  92. The accuracy of the Modified Evans Blue Dye Test in Predicting Aspiration. Presented at the Western Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. January 31st – February 2nd, 2003 .Palm Desert, California.
  93. Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE). Instruction Course at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, San Diego, California, September, 2002.
  94. Abnormal Endoscopic Pharyngeal and Laryngeal Findings: Benign, Malignant, Reflux-Attributed? Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Supraesophageal Complications of Reflux Disease – Coronado, California, August, 2002.
  95. Posterior laryngitis: If its red and swollen, is it reflux? ASGE Clinical Symposium on Extraesophageal Manifestations of Reflux. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Annual Meeting – DDW, San Francisco, California, May 21, 2002.
  96. Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE). Instruction Course at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Denver, Colorado, September, 2001.
  97. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Reulbach TR, Holland BW, Koufman JA. Muscle Tension Dysphonia as a Sign of Underlying Glottal Insufficiency. Annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Denver, CO, 2001.
  98. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Koufman JA. Subglottic Edema (Pseudosulcus) as a Manifestation of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux. Annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Denver, CO, 2001.
  99. Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Daniel E, Koufman JA. Transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE). Annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Denver, CO, 2001.
  100. Post Viral Vagal Neuropathy (PVVN). Laryngoscope Interactive Case Studies - Guest Expert, April 1-30, 2001.
  101. Laryngopharyngeal reflux symptoms improve before physical findings. Presented at the Southern Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. January 12-14, 2001.Marco Island, Florida.
  102. The validity and reliability of the reflux finding score (RFS). Presented at the Southern section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. January 12-14, 2001.Marco Island, Florida.
  103. Laryngopharyngeal reflux and voice disorders. Presented at the XIIIth Annual Pacific Voice Conference, November 9-11, 2000, San Francisco, California.
  104. The epidemiology of laryngopharyngeal reflux. Presented at The 2nd International Symposium on Human Pepsin, September 29-30, 2000, Dundee, Scotland.
  105. Vestibular autorotation testing in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. 4th International Symposium on Meniere's Disease, April 8-11, 1999, Paris, France.
  106. Vestibular autorotation testing in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. AAO-HNSF/ARO Research Forum, September 13-16, 1998, San Antonio, TX.
  107. The association between sinusitis and survival among individuals infected with HIV. Cottle International Rhinology Centennial, June 5-8, 1997, Philadelphia.
  108. Natural history of squamous intraepithelial lesions in HIV-infected women. HIV In

Departmental Duties

  • Dr. Peter Belafsky is the Director of Voice and Swallowing Center
    Attending Otolaryngologist

Reseach Links

Location:

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Mailing address:

2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 5200
Sacramento, CA 95817

Cleft Lip/Palate:

(916) 734-2452

Audiology & Speech Appointments:

(916) 734-5400

Facial Plastic Surgery Appointments:

(916) 734-2347

Dental Appointments:

(916) 734-5429

Academic Office:

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Clinic Appointments:

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